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'98 Ford Explorer creaking on turns

We have a '98 Ford Explorer (118,000 miles) that has a creaking/grinding sound on the front passenger side wheel assembly when we take a turn or curve.

Had the ball joint control assembly replaced and some really old spark plugs replaced. Is there anything you'd suggest?

Would brake fluid or steering column fluid come into play here on a '98 Explorer? Thanks,

Owen

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My wheel bearing was making noises like that on pass side it would only do it on turns or curves but started doing it whenever i drove i would check that an bottom ball joints

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Have the shock tower check for the noise. The upper bearing to the strut may be bad

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